Category: Potty Training

Buying Guide for Potty Chairs

Are you ready to start potty training but just don’t know where to start?  Most think of potty chairs immediately when they think potty training.  Why are potty chairs important?  It all starts with getting your little one independent.  The adult size toilet seat is big and sometimes scary for a child.  They cannot get off and on independently, the opening is too big so there is the fear of falling in, and it makes loud noises.  Potty chairs are toddler size, bright fun colors, and if there are noises they are very fun and child friendly.  You want your child to be excited about this new adventure and a brand new potty chair for a brand new stepping stone in their life is the way to go.

In picking out the perfect potty chair there are quite a few things you should be looking at.  Who knew that potty training could offer so many different varieties?  It can be overwhelming and the pressure is on to make the right decision because no one wants a collection of potty chairs hanging around.

Infant Potty Chairs

Infant Potty Seats

First, think about the size of the potty chair.  Potty chairs do come in different sizes from infant potty chairs all the way up.  Take the time to find out your child’s height and width and use this as a guide when choosing the right size.  Usually potty chairs have measurements on the box or website you are shopping on.  Look for that.  If you do not see it do not be shy.  Ask!  This is an important part of getting the right chair.

Style of the potty chair is just as important.  The potty chairs have evolved, that’s for sure.  There are wooden ones, riding ones, musical onescharacter, and function, like a multi-function potty chair.

Wooden Potty Chairs

Wooden Potty Chairs

Some will be ruled out automatically because of the size of your child.  But if your child likes to ride the hobby horses, then by all means look at the riding potty chairs.  If your little one will only answer to Disney Cars Characters or Disney Fairies then you know right where to go.  This area is very important because you want your child to be excited and motivated about potty training.  So, music, style, and/or character are very important aspects in picking out the right potty chair.

Wooden Potty Chairs

Potty Chamber Replacement

Last, you want to look at mobility of the potty chair.  Where are you going to be potty training?  In the bathroom, living room?  Are you going to want to move the chair from room to room?  Not only do you want potty training to be easy breezy for your little one but you want some of that for yourself too.  Think about how you are going to empty and clean the chair.  Look at how the potty chamber area in the potty chair is going to be cleaned.   This may play a role in the chair you purchase.

With these three areas covered you are now armed with the knowledge you will need to venture out and shop for that perfect potty chair for your toddler.  We understand just how busy parent’s are so with that in mind we have created an entire section of potty chairs for your one stop potty training shop.

For more tips and tricks to potty training check out our Potty Training Tips page. We also have videos explaining the different kinds of potty chairs.

Product Video for the 3-in-1 Potty Chair

Riding Potty Chair by Potty Scotty and Potty Patty

Basic Potty Chair by Potty Scotty & Potty Patty

3 in 1 Musical Potty Chairs Product Video

A Step Stool is a Handy Tool!

Wooden Step Stool- Magic GardenEvery household should have a step stool handy for their child to use especially in their bathrooms during Potty Training.  A step stool is a very handy tool and has at least 2 wonderful purposes during this process in a child’s life.  One is to offer the child a helping hand as well as a sense of security and independence.  The second is to help the child with a good health and hygiene regiment.  Let’s take a look at these two a little more closely.

When a child is potty training, the one thing that we are trying to teach them is to be independent.  To be able to go to the potty on their own, pull their training pants up and down by themselves, without needing any or very little help from us at all.  Once they have accomplished this and they are potty trained, it is time to move them on to the adult size potty using the potty reducer to make them feel more secure.  One of the problems with this step is that some of the children find that they can not hop up on the seat without much difficulty or the feeling that they might fall in.  This is when our step stools come in handy.  They can step up to the seat and just sit down all by themselves, with no assistance at all.  The stool also serves another purpose,  it allows the child to place his feet on the top step, not only making them more stable but give them a secure feeling.  When their little legs are just dangling, they tend to swing them side to side or back and forth, therefore creating unbalance and sometimes a feeling that they might just fall into the bowl.

Once they are finished going to the potty, they are taught to wash their hands.  Ooops!  Sometimes we forget that they are still little people and need help.  Some may not be able to reach the sink without a lot of difficulty and therefore would need the convenience of a stool.  With the use of a stool of appropriate height for them, they would again become independent and do things for themselves.

Stools come in many different shapes, sizes and heights.  Most of the one step children stools are around 8 inches high, with the 2-step stools right at 14 inch-total height.  They come in plastic and wood of many colors and some of them even have a place for your child to store things.  Like anything else you must find one that fits the needs of both you and your child.

Which Potty Training Pants should I buy?

It is starting to warm up outside and I can’t say it enough, “I am so glad!”  I personally have had enough of the cold weather and am loving the warm days that we are having at this time.  Due to the warming up of the weather, I am receiving more phone calls than usual,  from parents that are preparing themselves for the wonderful process called “Potty Training“.  The main topic seems to be “Which Training Pants should I buy?”

Most of them are aware already, that going from the paper product pull-ups to cotton training pants, is the first step to potty training.  The pull-ups are designed to keep the child as dry as possible no matter how many times they have accidents in them.  They wick away the moisture from the child’s bottom.  The cotton training pants on the other hand, will make the child feel wet and hopefully uncomfortable, so that they will be motivated to go to the potty in order to stay dry.  We can only hope!

We at RNK carry several kinds of training pants.  Our cotton training pants are thicker than most brands that you can buy in the stores and are available in blue (Potty Scotty) print,  Pink (Potty Patty) print, solid white and some colorful prints as well.  These training pants are designed to catch most of an accident in the thick center portion of the training pant but may not contain all of it.  Should you want help in containing most, if not all of the accident (and I say most because there are some accidents that no matter how hard you try, you just can’t contain all of it),  we recommend that you also use our waterproof pull-on pants to go over the top of them.  (Our pull on pants are not vinyl but are made out of a special waterproof PUL fabric, so you do not hear the rustling like the vinyl ones.)

Should you decide to use the cotton training pants, you will find that they are wonderful because once the child is potty trained, the training pant can also be used like regular underwear.  Be prepared because there will be many times that your child will wait until the last minute to go to the potty.   As they hurry on the way there, they may tinkle just a bit before reaching the potty.  Using this thicker cotton training pant should absorb that slight accident so that it does not go through to their clothing. and therefore saving them from an embarrassing moment.

2in1-Training-Pants-Scotty2_600x6002in1-Waterproof-Training-Pants-Patty_600x600If you do not like having to work with 2 separate items, then our 2-in-1 training pants are more for you.  They give you the convenience of the cotton training pant and the waterproof pull-on all built into one.  These are for daytime potty training just as the cotton training pants are.  They also come in the Blue Potty Scotty and Pink Potty Patty prints.

Bamboo-Waterproof-Training-Pants_600x600Minky-Waterproof-Training-Pants_600x600We have recently introduced some of our new waterproof training pants to our site.  These training pants come in a variety of prints but stand out because the outer PUL fabric is made up of 2 very special materials (bamboo and a very soft minky fabric).  All our waterproof training pants are perfect for potty training your child.

Night-Time-Training-Pants-n_600x600Once your child is day potty trained, you will have to watch for signs that will let you know that they are ready for night time training.  One of the most important signs to look for is that your child is waking up dry or almost dry several days out of the week.  This should be a sign that his/her little bladder has gained enough strength to hold it most, if not all night long until morning.  Once the child has showed this sign, you might want to try our night time training pants.  They are a little bulkier than the day time training pants because night time accidents are usually heavier than those during the day.  For easy night time changing, they are manufactured with 2 sets of snaps down both sides.  The second set of snaps also gives you the ability to increase or decrease the waist size of the training pant.

I strongly suggest that you use not just the weight chart that you see on the site but the measurement chart as well.  Using both increases the chance that the training pants will fit your child.  Good luck with your potty training days ahead and call me should you need any further assistance.



Bamboo vs. Cotton

Bamboo-Waterproof-Training-Pants_600x600We recently added a new training pant to our site.  These 2 in 1 waterproof training pants are made out of a bamboo fabric.  I had a customer who asked me this week what I could tell her about bamboo vs. cotton.



This is what I learned in my research of the two:

bamboo-stalksBamboo : *Soft and comfortable,  it is softer than cotton, more like the texture of a silk or cashmere.

*It absorbs moisture quickly and wicks it away faster than cotton.

*It dries in about half the time of cotton.

*Keeps you warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

*It has a unique anti-bacterial fiber quality that makes it anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and odor resistant plus this fiber does not fade as quickly as cotton.


cottonCotton  : * It is a natural fiber as well.

*It is the most common used natural fabric throughout the world.

*It is a very strong and durable fabric, very comfortable to wear.

*It absorbs moisture well keeping you cool in the summer.

New Low Pricing!!!!!

Everyone loves to hear about money saving deals.  Well, RNK Innovations is proud to announce the new pricing on the Potty Scotty and Potty Patty Potty Chairs and Potty Seats.


These Potty Chairs are perfect for parents who are looking for basic potty training solution.  $19.95   Now: $12.95 for a limited time.

The chairs are designed low to the ground mimicking a natural squatting position which can allow easier bowel movements. The chairs have cutouts on the front and sides for lifting, are easy to clean, and have built in high splash guards to help stop messes.

They also have smooth edges to ensure no poking or pinching your little ones thighs and are lightweight making them portable.  (Dimensions: 14″L x 9.5″W x 9.5″H)


These Riding Potty Chairs are perfect for parents looking to make the potty training experience more inviting and fun for their child. The fun design can help your toddler feel less intimidated by the potty training process.   $27.95   Now: $19.95 for a limited time.

The potty chairs look like rabbits, have two handle bars to hold onto, and a rolling ball that rattles which can keep your child occupied while on the potty!!

These potty chairs have high, built in splash guards to help reduce messes, high backrests for comfortable seating, are made of durable, PVC-free recyclable plastic, and are available in multiple colors.  (Dimensions: 16″ long X 9″ wide X 12″ high) Musical Potty Chair is made for toddler girls and boys learning to go potty. When the musical sensor detects moisture in the potty bowl, it will play the classic favorite children’s tune, “It’s a Small World”. This makes going to the potty fun for children, and easy for parents since the reward system is built right in. The music motivates the child to go potty so that they can hear the song and receive their reward.   $19.95    Now: $13.95 for a limited time.



The Potty Scotty Toilet Seat II is designed to fit between the toilet and the toilet seat – thus does not move at all.

It reduces the size of the opening and it is shaped like a comfortable toilet seat with a high back that will provide support for the child’s back.

This Scotty Seat II has a nice, high splash guard for little boys to help reduce messes. Very few potty seats on the market today have a comparable splash guard.

This Potty Scotty Seat II will fit most toilet seats.  $16.95    Now: $9.95 for limited time.




Blue Owl Waterproof Training Pants (Front)

Waterproof Training Pants

We are excited about our new waterproof training pants!  They are available in fun prints for boys, for girls and some gender neutral prints.

For Girls:

For Boys:

Gender Neutral:

What makes these training pants waterproof is the  Polyurethane laminate (PUL).  The PUL fabric is available is a smooth finish or the really really soft minky fabric.

The training pants have an elastic waist, as well as elastic in the legs.  This help contain the accidents and minimizes leaks and spills.

The inside of the training pants is a soft bamboo fabric – that looks and feels very much like terry cloth.

The training pants are padded to absorb the accident, but allow your child to feel the wetness.

Visit Potty Training Concepts for a great selection of training pants and potty training products.

Potty Training- Holiday Gift Idea

z-prince froggy chairz-Sea rocking chairWith summer now almost over and school beginning, it is time to focus on the holidays.  If your child , your grandchild, niece, or nephew is potty training age, why not consider getting them a gift that they can pass down from generation to generation.  You might take the time to look at our wooden potty chairs.   These chairs make the children feel like they are sitting in a chair and get this, some of them come as rocking chairs!  These chairs are larger than some of the regular potty chairs that you might find in the regular stores.  You might even consider having them personalized with the child’s name and making it more of a personal gift.

z-urine deflectorz-potty chamber potI couldn’t tell you how many phone calls I receive, wanting to know if we carry a potty seat that has a urine deflector that is higher than what the potty seats carry.  The wooden potty chair does!!!!!  And guess what,  we even carry the replacement chamber pots and the urine deflectors that should fit most wooden potty chairs!

z-wood step stoolz-princess and frog step stoolz-sunny safari step stoolAnother holiday gift idea for you to think about purchasing, whether they are potty training or not, is our wooden step stools.  These can be used anytime, in the bathroom, kitchen, etc.  These too can also be personalized to give the child a little more feeling of ownership.  Every child needs help at one time or another reaching up to get something down.  Step stools can be used to help a child feel secure once they start using the adult potty and it gives them a place to put their feet so that the feet are not just dangling.  If the feet are dangling, it gives them a sense sometimes that they might fall in.  This can be a very scary feeling for a child and it does not help with their potty training at all.

So there is no time like the present to start your holiday shopping!!  Have fun!!!

The Pooping Doll!!

I recently ran across Pooping Kong suni, the Korean Doll that passes gas and also “poops”.  Ok, so I know what you’re thinking…. she poops?!!! Well, not literally; the doll comes with a toilet that has a poo graphic in the bottom of the bowl that flips over when you flush it. I’ve never seen pooting and pooping made to look so….dare I say cute?  They even put a happy face on the poo!! LOL


As funny as I think this is, I can’t deny the fact that it is similar to our anatomically correct drink and wet potty training dolls Potty Scotty and Potty Patty. At the end of the day all of the dolls are geared to teach children how to use the restroom by simulation.

If it takes a doll like this to get the little ones to poop, then I’m all for it!!



Bed Wetting Alarms

Our bed-wetting alarms have been very popular this week as the kids get ready to go back to school.  Parents are trying desperately to help their child with their potty training at night or bed-wetting problems before sending them off.

Children who are less than 5 years old and have successfully potty trained during the day, will have accidents at night until they are fully potty trained.  Their bodies have not yet conditioned themselves to wake up on their own.  It is at this time that parents should remember that the child can not control this part of the potty training yet.  They will have to teach their bodies to wake up and recognize the sensation that their little bladders are full.

WetStop3-1_150x150If a child is over the age of 5, then it becomes a bed wetting issue.  Bed wetting can occur for several reasons from sleeping heavy and simply not waking up to actually having a medical condition that causes the bed wetting.  At this age, the child although older, still has no control of their bladder functions and may have accidents more than 2-3 times a month.   We as parents long for them to have the ability to do other things that their friends partake in, such as spending the night at each others homes or going camping, without the embarrassment of having wet the bed.  But until they get this under control, they themselves need help.

This is where the bed-wetting alarms become a great tool to work with.  With the use of these alarms the child will hear a loud sound go off and/or vibration that should wake him up so that he can go to the potty.  The alarm works on a moisture sensor that is attached to their underwear that goes off at the first drop of moisture.  This product like everything else does not work over night because the child’s body must train to function on its own, but it works.  Not everyone will succeed at the same rate so be patient with them.

bedwetting padWe also carry a bed wetting pad that works in a similar way but the sensor is in the pad.

Time is running out!

Potty-Watch-1 Many of our Moms are preparing their children for pre-school and guess what, one of the requirements is that your child must be potty trained!!  It seems that I have received more phone calls lately and emails regarding their children not telling them when it is time to potty.  At this age, we find that children will not want to stop playing with their toys, watching their favorite programs, or come in from outside and take the potty break that they so need to take.  The outcome of this, a potty accident of course.


Potty Watch 1

Children get so involved in what they are doing and their little bladders are just not developed enough to hold it in until they get where they are going.  They just seem to wait too long before they decide they need to go to the potty.  An easy way to resolve this is with our Potty Watches.  The alarms are made to go off regularly, therefore reminding the child to go to the potty on a regular schedule without having to be told.


WobL-Watch-Pink-2The way it works is like this.  You set the watch, let say for 30 minutes.  Every 30 minutes the watch alarm will sound off or vibrate to remind your child that it is time to go to the potty.  Once the child has perfected going every 30 minutes without an accident, you will need to increase the time between bathroom visits by setting the alarm to once every hour.  Doing this will allow his bladder to strengthen and you should see him go longer and longer between bathroom runs.  Some of them are very inexpensive and some kids just love to wear them.  What do you have to lose?